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Anderson Cooper Poison IvyAt least that's what Anderson says. OK, let me catch you up. While home on maternity leave, I was subjected to (i.e. enjoyed a little too much) daytime television. Give me a break! It was my only form of "human interaction" throughout the day. Believe it or not, infants don't really have a lot to say when they aren't screaming at the top of their lungs to be fed, changed, put down for a nap, etc. On my (long) list of shows to watch each day was Live With Kelly. One day, her frequent guest co-host, Anderson Cooper was on, and wouldn't you know, poison ivy was a hot topic (literally)! As you can imagine, being an employee of the makers of Tecnu®, my interest was immediately piqued!

There they were, bantering back and forth about Anderson's recent vacation, when he asks Kelly and the audience if they've ever gotten poison ivy rash. His question was met with many "ooo's" and "ahhh's" which is daytime-television-audience-speak for, "yes!" That's right, I watched enough T.V. to break down the nuances of the audience's inaudible reactions. Sad, I know. Moooving on…

It was then that Anderson began to explain "the most amazing feeling ever." Huh? "Poison ivy" and "the most amazing feeling ever" are two phrases that I have never heard used in conjunction. He tells Kelly and the audience that, if they ever get a poison ivy rash, the most amazing feeling ever is to run "it" under hot water (cue hilarity and innuendos galore!). OK. Yes, we've known this to be true in our great many years studying the plant and the rash it causes; warm water can temporarily relieve itching. However, much as I adore him, I have to disagree with him on this matter! When it comes to poison ivy rash, the MOST AMAZING FEELING EVER, is using Tecnu Extreme® Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub! Our gentle scrub relieves itching in a jiffy and removes any remaining urushiol (rash-causing oil) from the skin! Not to mention, some people have been known to get a little too "happy" with the hot water and accidentally scald themselves. A poison ivy rash is bad enough without scalding already sensitive skin, am I right?!

Anderson, if you're reading this, give me a call! We've got a tube of Tecnu Extreme waiting for you!


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